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- CYO Supporter
- Posts: 115
- Joined: April 4th, 2016, 4:02 pm
- Vessel Info: 1998 Carver Marnier 350
- Location: Seattle
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While mine is on the hard...for weeks sometimes, I can place a towel on a blade and turn it by hand, the cutlass bearing will squeal, its not free spinning but seems easy enough. Both shafts take the same amount of pressure to turn and I have dripless.
Seems to me, if the shaft is disconnected from the drive, it should spin easily, if not, then maybe look at the cutlass bearing and shaft tube.
Just my two cents...I may deserve change...
- CYO Supporter
- Posts: 1724
- Joined: July 10th, 2015, 9:58 pm
- Vessel Info: 1989 Carver 3807
- Location: Ontario, Canada
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How did you do this and what tolerance are you using?
- Deck Hand
- Posts: 73
- Joined: May 9th, 2016, 9:16 am
- Vessel Info: 2006 Carver 33 SS with 6.0 Crusader engines
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I don’t think that is the issue. It is a Tides Marine shaft seal. Forward, it has a bearing that the shaft spins through. There is water in the rubber baffle. It could be something caught between the shaft and the seal , but if that is the case it would probably leak. Sometimes trash gets caught up in the baffle and that could be the source of something caught between the shaft and where it leave s the boat. You may be able to burp any remaining water out by compressing the rubber baffle. Since it is out of the water, it is fairly simple to disconnect and check out.
I would strongly urge you to read the literature on it first though. If you make a mistake with it you can create a leak. It is important to order new set screws and not reuse the old. You may want to consider replacing if the unit is over six years old.
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